ERIC Number: ED467316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Early Childhood Education. Building Community Systems for Young Children.
Stipek, Deborah; Ogawa, Terry
As part of a series of reports designed to support the implementation of Proposition 10: The California Children and Families Act and to provide comprehensive and authoritative information on critical issues concerning young children and families in California, this report summarizes research on the effects of early childhood education and findings on the effects of various program characteristics. The report also describes California's licensing standards for child care programs and the system of subsidized programs. Arguing that social factors have converged to make the present time especially auspicious for rethinking the current state of child care and early childhood education, the report describes local efforts to create a user-friendly child care infrastructure. The report maintains that key to the success of these efforts are the leadership of the organizations, their funding sources, and their common understanding and commitment to share decision making, community organizing and building, and flexible resource allocation. The report asserts that Proposition 10 provides an opportunity to create a unified, coordinated system of child care and development for all families and presents examples of activities that Proposition 10 could support. The report's two appendices list state and national informational resources on early childhood education programs and services and lists expert individual contacts. (Contains 83 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Care, Delivery Systems, Early Intervention, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Low Income Groups, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Public Policy, State Programs, State Standards
UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772 ($5). Tel: 310-206-1898; Fax: 310-206-3180. For full text: http://healthychild.ucla.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Proposition 10 (California 1998)